(? - living) Canada
Gallery curator and director
A native of Regina, Baerwaldt received a Bachelor degree in Urban Sociology and a Master's Degree in City Planning and Urban Design. Wayne Baerwaldt, former Adjunct Curator and Managing Director of Winnipeg's Plug-In Institute for Contemporary Arts, is now the director of The Power Plant, a non-collecting contemporary art gallery devoted to the exhibition and interpretation of contemporary visual art, in Toronto.
Now in demand as a curator, as well as a writer on the Canadian and international art scene, he still finds time to pursue interests which vary from script consultant and choreographer of television programmes such as Psychic Saturday Night (a national, live phone-in series for WTN directed by Noam Gonick), to co-producer of the recent (deco) dawson film, "FILM (dzama)", which won the Best Short Film Award at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival.
Baerwaldt has contributed articles and essays to Border Crossings, City Magazine, Art&Text, Guia des Artes, Poliester, the Owens Art Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art Sao Paulo, C Magazine, and numerous catalogues and books.
As the Adjunct Curator and former Managing Director of Winnipeg's Plug In Institute for Contemporary Arts, Baerwaldt was Co-commissioner and Curator of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: The Paradise Institute, the Canadian entry and Special Award and Benesse Prize winner at the 49th Venice Biennale.